Germany and New Zealand also relaxing controls while protests continue in Brazil and US Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGermany, Israel, South Korea and several other countries plan to ease coronavirus lockdowns this week as governments come under mounting pressure to reduce the economic and social pain caused by the safety measures

Israel and South Korea to ease coronavirus lockdowns


President accused of damaging Palestinian ability to cope with pandemic by cutting fundingThe United States has announced it will give $5m to the Palestinians to help them fight the coronavirus epidemic, roughly 1% of the amount Washington provided a year before Donald Trump cut almost all aid

US to give $5m aid to Palestinians to tackle coronavirus – about 1% of what Trump has cut


Arie Even, 88, was infected during social worker visit to retirement home in JerusalemCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs a child in Hungary, Arie Even survived the Holocaust by taking shelter with his mother and brother after his father was sent to a notorious concentration camp

Israel’s first coronavirus victim survived Holocaust hiding in cellars


17 April 1973: Libya leader is growing increasingly impatient with his Arab allies, Syria and Egypt, who were not heeding his plea for a collective, pan-Arab strategy against Israel Beirut, April 16Colonel Gadafy has for the first time publicly and unequivocally expressed his dissatisfaction with the way Egypt is handling the Middle East crisis

Gaddafi’s brotherly censure – archive, 17 April 1973


Benny Gantz loses chance to lead coalition after talks with Benjamin Netanyahu stallIsrael’s opposition leader, Benny Gantz, has failed to form a coalition government after talks with Benjamin Netanyahu stalled, pushing the country further towards an unprecedented fourth round of elections

Israeli opposition leader Benny Gantz passes deadline to form government


Both have expressed desire to end political deadlock in face of coronavirus pandemicThe Israeli opposition leader, Benny Gantz, is due to resume coalition talks with Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday evening, amid domestic speculation that the prime minister might prefer to fight a fourth election

Netanyanu and Gantz to resume Israel coalition talks


More time for deal as Benny Gantz made a public plea to Benjamin NetanyahuIsrael’s president accepted an eleventh-hour request from the opposition leader, Benny Gantz, to extend his deadline to form a coalition government after seemingly-moribund talks with his rival, Benjamin Netanyahu, restarted

Israeli president extends deadline for Gantz to form government


Rejection of request from Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz may plunge country into fourth election in just over a yearIsrael’s president has turned down a request from Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz for a two-week extension to form a new coalition government

Israeli president refuses extension of deadline for new coalition deal


Talks to join forces and end the deadlock have broken down at the last minute, with each side blaming the otherCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA proposed unity government deal involving Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and opposition leader, Benny Gantz, appears to be in jeopardy as initial progress stalls and a deadline this week looks set to be missed

Gantz and Netanyahu squabble as gridlocked Israel set to miss government deadline


Rami Aman and others held for ‘establishing normalisation activities

Hamas arrests Gaza peace activists for Zoom chat with Israelis